Hagbourne CofE Primary School

Preparing children for their future in an ever-changing world


Hagbourne History Curriculum


History fires pupils’ curiosity to ask questions and know more about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. At Hagbourne, children are encouraged to develop a chronological framework of British history that will enable them to make sense of the new knowledge they acquire. This will also allow them to understand the process of change, to see how we arrived ‘here’ and help them to make sense of the present. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.


Our History curriculum aims to excite the children and allow them to develop their own skills as historians. We encourage regular references to timelines and how topics fit together as well as a hands-on approach involving different sources and artefacts; trips and theme days; museum workshops and outreach programmes as well as being given a chance to explore our local history so as to bring history alive to our young learners. Learning walls in classrooms display key vocabulary and research is encouraged through books and the use of the internet.